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Vivaldi - how to un-click “Click to allow loading”

I booted up linux Mint 17.3 and installed the latest Vivaldi {1.15.1147.42} I went to ebay.com and logged in. I also have an extension installed: Ublock Origin and it's Companion. I noticed to the ...
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How can I stop YouTube (or Google) tracking me? [migrated]

I have a feeling that YouTube tries to personalize and control the videos I see on YouTube and also try to gather my information such as real IP address, location, etc. Sometimes even after I logged ...
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Trustworthiness of OpenNIC DNS servers

Although Google's 8.8.8.8 DNS server is a popular alternative DNS server to the ones provided by your ISP, the privacy implications are too bothersome for me. While looking into privacy respecting ...
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How to mitigate any privacy-related risks associated with taking your laptop for repair? [duplicate]

Either my fan or my battery on my refurbished laptop is malfunctioning and it frequently overheats and shuts itself down. I wasn't able to determine the culprit and thought it best to show my laptop ...
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How restrict cloud storage PC applications to access other than “home” folders?

There is many cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, iDrive, etc. which install own companion application on PC to easy access their services from computer desktop. This ...
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Want to get rid of “website data” on Safari, and for good

Trying to solve a particular problem with Safari, I went to Preferences->Privacy->Manage Website data, where I found a list of websites that have stored data on my machine. I hit the button ...
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Can I delete the history folders under this particular pathway?

So can I delete the contents of: [User Name]-->AppData-->Local-->Microsoft-->Windows-->History-->Last Week-->This PC ? Because I created and submitted some sensitive work-related documents recently ...
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How do I remove Facebook's tyrranical “Facebook Comments Plugin”? [closed]

Some websites I go to using Chrome, there is a comment section in which you can post with your facebook account. Under it, it says "Facebook Comments Plugin". For some bizarre reason, this comments ...
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Ghostery extension exception: 'failed to redirect a network request to … because another extension (Privacy Badger) redirected it to …'

I have installed both Ghostery and Privacy Badger extension in google chrome. This error (as seen in the screenshot) This extension failed to redirect a network request to data:application/...
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How to set up a Chromecast without logging in to Google Home?

I have a Chromecast audio and the Google Home app now requires location access and for you to log in. I don't want to give it either, and therefore it does not help me set up the device. There is no ...
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How do websites uniquely identify your computer even with other computers on your network?

There's a site that I visit that shows a captcha every 2 hours or so and I was just wondering how they did it. NOTE: I am not trying to circumvent it because the rewards of doing so would be next to ...
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Why do we even use ad blockers at home when most home routers have filter lists?

I started pretty much like the rest of us with regular ad blocking extensions. But there is arguably a performance drop due to the additional checks each time you load a page. I then started using ...
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Can ARP cache poisoning be done from WAN side of home router?

Is it possible to initiate ARP cache poisoning attack by spoofing the ARP requests from WAN side of router? instead of attacking from LAN Side?
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is there a way to prevent data in a flash drive from being copied [duplicate]

I want to give a USB flash drive to a friend but I don't want him to copy the data in USB or add anything to it is it possible so he could only read the files without the ability to do anything else?
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How to protect access to a folder or a disk-drive from all platforms (OSs) ?

I have an external hard disk which I want to protect access to (some of) its data (using password or a specific authentification procedure). (I would prefer folder protection rather that a full disk ...

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